From Brittany to Bunnahabhain: artists ‘seas the day’ as they set sail in boat which will become whisky barrels

BoatBunnahabhain Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky announces Hogshead 733 – a collaboration with contemporary artists Maxime Berthou and Mark Požlep to produce the first ever whisky finished in casks made from a former fishing boat. Continue reading

Neat New Scientific Glass Determines True Spirits Quality

neatDistillers and beverage industry professionals take note:  Thousands of casual drinkers, experts, and spirits judges are discovering previously undetected spirits quality disparities as well as a few welcome surprises using a new scientifically designed tasting glass.  Until recently, the industry and public has ignored the diagnostic potential of glass design. Continue reading

Whisky lovers called upon to choose location for first borders distillery in 150 years

R&B Distillers Co-Founder - Alasdair Day - at Scott's View in the Scottish BordersWhisky lovers are today being called upon to get the Borders ‘back on the whisky map’ by choosing a location for the region’s first distillery since 1837.

Scotch Whisky firm – R&B Distillers – is asking whisky drinkers ‘the big question’ in a bid to crowd source opinion on where a Borders distillery should be built. Participants are invited to vote for their favourite location in an online poll that includes popular Borders destinations such as the Tweed Valley, Peebles, Kelso, Melrose, Galashiels and Eyemouth.

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Discover your dream dram at The Whisky Show 2015

ww.whiskyshow.comThe UK’s fun and educational whisky tasting experience, open for two days only.

DISCOVER THE LEGENDS OF WHISKY

Now in its seventh year, the UK’s finest and largest whisky event, The Whisky Show is returning to London this October. This much-loved festival brings together hundreds of the world’s most sought-after whiskies for two days only, with guests invited to taste world exclusive luxury drams, meet legendary figures from the whisky world, enjoy a variety of culinary delights and soak up the unique atmosphere. Due to the shows popularity, 2015 will see The Whisky Show move to the impressive Old Billingsgate where it is set to be bigger and better than ever, with 2015 shining a spotlight on the biggest legends in whisky. Continue reading

Ginger Grouse unveils refreshingly famous new look

TGG_New_Label_2015_Final_Closed (1)Ginger Grouse has unveiled a refreshing new look reinforcing the brand’s unique heritage. The distinctive new packaging and name Famous Ginger Grouse celebrates the premium whisky ginger beer featuring The UK’s No.1 whisky The Famous Grouse.

Earlier this year, the brand invited Facebook fans to help choose the new design through an innovative research project. The new bottle features the iconic grouse bird in copper taking cues from The Famous Grouse but retaining its own identity.  Continue reading

Scapa Skiren, an artisanal forged by the elements of Orkney

Scapa Skiren with BoxSeptember 2015 marks the launch of Scapa Skiren, an artisanal single malt forged by the elements of Orkney; a remote island of natural contrasts.

Crafted by five dedicated artisans at the manually operated Scapa distillery, Scapa Skiren’s smooth taste embodies the unexpected contrasts of the Orkney Islands, setting it apart from traditional Island Malts.

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Distill Ventures hosts spirited group of top names for first entrepreneur masterclass at Tales of the Cocktail

Distill Ventures, the world’s first accelerator for new and growing spirits brands, is uniting a world class group of drinks entrepreneurs including Chip Tate and Rob Cooper to tackle the tough subject of taking the right money and growing a spirits business.

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